Three resin based fibre glass figures perch on a roof unloading half of a real fishing boat embedded in the wall. Fish heads and tails enter and emerge from a seascape looking down on the local west coast beach. Not just a homage to local fishermen, but also a head-turning work of art from Roanne-born and Paris-trained French sculptor, Bernard Romain.
Completing the piece in 2002, Bernard hung daily from the roof on a small swing, stopping occasionally to discuss his ideas with passers by. No newcomer to “˜big art’ Bernard’s giant flag mural draped over the Normandy cliffs achieved Guiness book of Records status.